Saturday, March 29, 2014

Weekly Round Up

Their beauty division just turned one, and now they've added Burberry to the mix.

H&M named as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25%), reputation, leadership and innovation (20%), governance (10%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25%) and culture of ethics (20%).

So now you can shop without worrying about child labor laws, carbon footprints and prejudice....

Image via Atlantic-Pacific

Faustine Steinmetz via LN-CC

Steve Madden buys Brian Atwood.... one more victory for American designers

Image via Lanvin

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fashionable Toddlers

These tiny divas and divos are a source of inspiration and icons for both adults and children alike, from paper dolls to tailored designer duds to boutique fashion these little people all have one thing in common, supportive adults in their life that allow them to express themselves through fashion.

Mayhem via Huffington Post

Blue Ivy via The Cut

Street style via Ladys&Gents

Alonso Mateo
Yes this is real life. This child takes selfies, picks out his own wardrobe and his parents (mom's in the fashion industry) support his love of fashion!


"The first thing Quinoa always does when she gets to the Italian seaside is kick off her shoes, run wildly through the sand, and scare away all the tourists. #MIWDTD" Vogue Enfants Tumblr via Pinterest
Tiffany Beveridge's  Imaginary Toddler Quinoa is a compilation of fashion images found on the web that showcase the ever evolving style (and appearance) of Quinoa, her relationships with her friends and acquaintances, namely best friend Chevron, and her always on point sense of fashion.

While Suri's Burn Book is not endorsed by Suri, Tom Cruise or Katie Holmes, it is a pretty interesting catalogue of the fashion of celebrity children...once you get past all of the biting sarcasm.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Black Bird

Dress: Yoana Baraschi, Necklace: Kate Spade, Shoes: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, ToyWatch.

All Photos by Ivan Hicks Photography

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Time for Suppa

Suppa in Northern Liberties.

Can you read that sign? That's right it's tandoori fried chicken.

Trivia cards on the table make sure there are no lull's in the conversation.

Chef-Owners  Angelo and Georgeann

All photos by Mark Hylton.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Farewell Winter, You Will Not Be Missed

The first day of Spring is Thursday, March 20, 2014, but with the weather that we've been having, I am not ready to fully commit and pack up my winter wardrobe, so I'm investing in some cool new accessories. My personal faves are funky pendants and colorful bracelets, but designers are making sure there is something for everyone!

Alexis Bittar's Jardin Mystere Butterfly Cuff

Alexis Bittar

  Plus if you use the code ONLINE25 you can receive $25 off and free shipping. 
 Offer expires 3/21/14.

Monogrammed Necklaces
Jennifer Zeuner via TownHome
Funky Coin Pendants

Image Courtesy of Jenny Staple Designs

Jewelry with a sense of humor...
Kate Spade
Image Courtesy of Saks

Fallon Jewelry via Intermix Online

Bonus: Free water ice 3/20/14 only at Rita's!

Find a Rita's near you, and just plan well or you will spend hours in line.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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It's Not Easy Being Green

For as long as I can remember, St. Patrick's Day has always been my favorite holiday, because it is the only time my mother would make her corned beef and cabbage. It wasn't until I was a little older (and had to ask my grandmothers about family history for various school projects) that I found out that I am part Irish from both sides of the family, so I embrace my Irish culture as best as I can. I've not yet been to Ireland, but it is certainly on my bucket list.

So back to corned beef and cabbage. For the past two or three years my mother has been giving up beef for Lent, so she hasn't made corned beef and cabbage until after Easter sometime. This year I finally decided to make my own, so I was able to make some small adjustments... I used my brand new crockpot to boil the meat until tender, and then added the potatoes. Once the potatoes were finished , I mashed them, added half& half and Earth Balance. I also boiled the cabbage separately and added tons of dried red chili flakes. I have never been a fan of vegetables cooked with meat because they always end up a little greasy to me, and if I'm gonna eat vegetables I prefer that they are light and fresh.

Horseradish Cream

We've never put any condiments on our corned beef, but I think this might be a good choice. My corned beef turned out a little saltier than I like (no I did not add any salt to the water), so the horseradish cream might balance things out a bit.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese
This is pretty much a Reuben on pumpernickel bread without Russian or Thousand Island Dressing, which is great since I don't eat mayonnaise anyway. The only problem is that my corned beef is too tender to make an attractive or easy to eat sandwich...

Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls
Corned Beef and Cabbage Breakfast Bake

These both look awesome!!! Although checking out the recipes, I would make some tweaks, but otherwise, yum yum!

I know everyone is not able/willing to cook their own corned beef and cabbage, so here are a few places to head this weekend to eat and celebrate!